Parachute Flares As A Weapon
Bonfire Night Nov 5th
Yes I know its not allowed but I'd allready seen another red parachute flare fired and I thought the experience of firing a real flare would be of benefit if I actually need to do it in an emergency
, so I got one of my old expired flares (2011) and let it off.
WOW it shocked me with the energy that it fired off with. I would suggest it would be a real deterrant if used as a weapon against an intruder, and of course its totally legal
, you are supposed to keep these on board.
Handguns are not legal
in he UK although I think you can get a permit
for a shotgun.
I am actually considering keeping the 3 other expired flares as security! I know that they are supposed to work after being immeresed in water
etc but mine have been kept in the most ideal conditions (ie in a sealed watertight box at room temperature) so I reckon they will work for another 5 years, then I will have another lot of expired flares to replace them.
So Use your parachute flares as a weapon!